posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:10 PM
The title pretty must says it all, but allow me to explain why I'm asking.
I've tried to spot maybe 15 satellite's using Stellarium, always looking for the gray colored ones that are marked as visible. Then while attempting
this again tonight I watched a satellite flare up and glow just northwest of Venus. I literally ran inside to my laptop which was running Stellarium
with the satellite tracking on, and there wasnt a satellite traveling in that location/direction. There were a few nearby but not where I saw it.
I am new to the software so I wrote it off as just not being accurate data, and regretfully didn't record the exact location & time, but it was close
to 9pm EST, and right around Perseus. I guess you will have to take my word for it.
Just kind of makes you wonder how accurate the data is.
To answer the obvious question, yes Stellarium is set on the correct time and location.
Thanks in advance for any advice or thoughts on this.